Monday October 20, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM PDT
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Deb Socia 
Next Century Cities 

Next Century Cities Official Launch 

We're proud to announce the official launch of Next Century Cities. Next Century Cities is a new, city-to-city collaboration that supports community leaders across the country as they seek to ensure that all have access to fast, affordable, and reliable Internet. Founding Partners represent dozens of cities from across the United States.

On October 20, we will be officially launching at Cross Campus in Santa Monica, CA. Our event will bring together mayors from communities across the country, as well as successful technologists who have helped to implement and run some of the nation's most impressive broadband networks. We're proud to host mayors and leaders from across the country for a series of thought-provoking discussions about how high-quality broadband Internet has begun to empower American communities.

The live webcast can be viewed here. Featured speakers include:

  • Mayor Pam O'Connor, Santa Monica, California
  • Mayor Andy Berke, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Mayor Joey Durel, Lafayette, Louisiana

The launch event will also feature:

  • A panel discussion with mayors and city leaders moderated by Susan Crawford, John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property at Harvard Law School, former Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy to President Obama and Board Member of ICANN
  • A panel discussion with top city information and innovation officials from such cities as Boston, Kansas City (Missouri), Portland, Raleigh and Lafayette

If you are able to join us virtually for all or part of the event, we invite you to register. We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting opportunity!